The Longest Breakfast

Book Author & Illustrator Jenny Bornholdt & Sarah Wilkins
Rights Available World excl. World English

A fun story full of comings and goings with a lovely baby at the centre.

The baby wants breakfast so Malcolm gets out of bed to get started. Then in comes Toby. And Una and Toto, then Alice—they’re hungry too. And Conrad from next door and his sister Ruby! Everyone has a request for breakfast. But who is taking notice of the baby?

FINALIST 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

About the Author
Jenny Bornholdt
is an acclaimed poet. In 2005–06 she was the NZ Poet Laureate and she received the 2003 Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate Award. She lives in Wellington, New Zealand.

Sarah Wilkins has worked as an illustrator in Australia, USA, New Zealand and France. She won the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for Illustration in 2003.


Book Trailer Video

Gecko Press


210 x 250mm

Hardback, paperback


Picture Book

Age range
3 to 5

Publication Date

Rights Available:
World excl. World English

Rights Agents:


Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency

China & Taiwan
ShuHuai (China)
Sushin (Taiwan)

Ayşenur Müslümanoğlu, AnatoliaLit

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The story rolls back and forth like a good-natured tug-of-war ... Ripe for many read-alouds.

Magpies Magazine

Young readers will be hungry to feast their eyes on this warm-hearted, fun-filled and riotous picture
book romp about the best – and busiest –meal of the day

Lancashire Evening Post

This is an inclusive, witty and warm picture book to delight any reader, that we consider should become a favourite choice in the bedtime reading selection.


This extremely lovely picture book lends itself to tonnes of re-readings, and there is more to think about each time

The Spinoff